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Fundamentals of Merchandising Math and Retail Buying

By Angella L. Hoffman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Nov 23, 2011


Bridging the gap between current merchandising math textbooks and retail buying textbooks,  The Fundamentals of Retail Buying with Merchandising Math incorporates both buying philosophies and merchandising math. The text's problem-based method of learning incorporates questions and problems that train the reader to think like a buyer and encourage group collaboration and critical thinking. Simulated exercises mimic real-life buying responsibilities. Additionally, the order of the chapters and content within each chapter mimic the training of an assistant buyer in a corporate buying office.  Providing a full, broad view of the retail buyer’s role, the text also includes the key merchandising math formulae that is the basis of all retail buying analysis. 

Table of Contents


Introduction: Getting Started

Chapter One: Sales and Percent Change

Chapter Two: Percent to Total

Chapter Three: Sell Thru

Chapter Four: Stock-to-Sales Analysis

Chapter Five: Markup & Markdowns



Chapter Six: Purchase Orders

Chapter Seven: The Six Month Merchandise Plan

Chapter Eight: Profit & Loss Statement

Chapter Nine: Cooperative Advertising



Chapter Ten: Buying Simulations

Chapter Eleven: End-of-Season Negotiations

Chapter Twelve: Monday Morning Reports (Sales)

Chapter Thirteen: Monday Morning Reports (Markdowns)

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Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-272414-6

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-272414-2

Format: Alternate Binding

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